The Lost Symbol Audiobook (Unabridged)

The Lost Symbol (Unabridged), by Dan Brown
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Dan Brown's new novel, the eagerly awaited follow-up to his #1 international phenomenon, The Da Vinci Code, which was the bestselling hardcover adult novel of all time with 81 million copies in print worldwide, will be published in the U.S. and Canada by Doubleday on September 15, 2009. THE LOST SYMBOL will have a first printing of 5 million copies, and it will once again feature Dan Brown's unforgettable protagonist, Robert Langdon. Brown's longtime editor, Jason Kaufman, Vice President and Executive Editor at Doubleday said, "Nothing ever is as it first appears in a Dan Brown novel. This book's narrative takes place in a twelve-hour period, and from the first page, Dan's readers will feel the thrill of discovery as they follow Robert Langdon through a masterful and unexpected new landscape. THE LOST SYMBOL is full of surprises." Dan Brown's popularity continues to grow. The film of The Da Vinci Code was a #1 box office smash when it was released by Columbia Pictures in May 2006 with Ron Howard directing and Tom Hanks starring as Robert Langdon. Box office receipts were $758 million. The same team will release Angels and Demons theatrically worldwide on May 15, 2009. Download and start listening now!

Dan Brown's best-selling novel, "The Da Vinci Code," has sold over 85 million copies. The work catapulted the author into a truly stratospheric level in the book publishing world. He has become so popular an author that his book, "The Lost Symbol", sold over one million copies in the first 24 hours it hit the streets.

"The Lost Symbol" follows a Harvard scholar named Robert Langdon. He receives a cryptic invitation to the nation's Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Awaiting him in the middle of the rotunda is a severed hand bearing strange tattoos, and a finger pointing toward the inner dome of the building.

The novel follows Langdon as he becomes increasingly more entrenched in trying to solve Masonic codes, symbols and various clues in order to avert some kind of terrorist trigger or what the novel calls "a national security crisis of unimaginable proportions."

Even though the novel's narrative covers one 24-hour period, escalating action, adventure and suspense hold listeners captive throughout what seems like a much longer span of time. The novel is set among and within buildings such as the Capitol Building, a Masonic temple, National Archives, The Library of Congress and the Washington Monument.

Brown does not disappoint his millions of fans. He gives them the ancient portals, the cryptic symbols, and codes set in art masterpieces as well as in architectural landmarks of a great and beautiful city. Instead of Rome or Paris, this time he makes them on a grotesque tour of a more familiar city, Washington, D.C., from an entirely new perspective. Those who know the city may never see it again in the same way after listening to this audiobook.

Dan Brown grew up in Exeter, New Hampshire, the son of a mathematics professor and a church organist. He developed a strong interest in science and religion and brings all these elements together in his novels. He is best known for writing thriller fiction and among his works are "Digital Fortress," "Angels and Demons," "Deception Point," and "The Da Vinci Code."

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Author Dan BrownBorn on June 22, 1964 in Exeter, New Hampshire Dan Brown is one of the most favored Mysteries & Thrillers authors among our customers. Featuring a selection of popular titles like The Lost Symbol, The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, read by well-known narrators Paul Michael and Richard Poe, Dan Brown has a total of 18 audiobooks in our catalog. While The Da Vinci Code was added to our database in 2003, making it his oldest title available on our website, Inferno: A Novel is the most recent addition to our selection of great listens from Brown. All 18 audiobooks from Brown make up over 227 hours of timeless Mysteries & Thrillers stories for customers to enjoy, including Inferno: A Novel, The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol. To find the book that best suits you, please visit his author page: Dan Brown.